Ta Dah! (X2)
Well I finally finished the second crumpets and I have photos to share:
This crumpets is for a friend's little girl who will turn 2 on May 1. It's in the 2 yr size and I did the normal cast on and bind off, with the crochet trim. I used TLC cotton plus again (which I love for this project) and I did the beading. It turned out that I needed 225 beads instead of the stated approx 113. That was mainly because I did 9 repeats of the beaded row and each one needed 25 beads. I typically got a guage of 1/2-in per 5-8 repeat... so to get 4 inches I had to do at least 8.
Anyway enough of the technical stuff. I probably won't make another one real soon but I do see myself using this pattern again. Maybe scale it down a bit to a 3 mo size and add lace to the hem for a christening gown? Add a baby bolero? Wouldn't that be the cutest...
This pattern is so beautiful and so versatile. Libby is a genious!